When a person and their family caregivers decide that hospice care is the best path to take, the choice is not only medical, but also emotional and sometimes spiritual.
Hospice chaplains are a key piece of not only caring for the whole person, but also helping their families during this time of transition. While Hospice chaplains may not have all of the answers, they specialize in listening and recognizing that asking the thoughtful questions is an important part of moving toward peace.
Hospice chaplains provide support through a variety of ways, including prayer and devotion, reconciliation, and even bereavement counseling. Spiritual support is provided based on an individual’s personal beliefs.
Freudenthal Hospice chaplain Dennis Jones speaks about the role of the hospice chaplain and the impact they can have not only with the client but also with the family.